IBS President Dr. Rev. David Matsumoto issued the following statement in reaction to the FBWA’s $250,000 donation to the Dharma Forward campaign to fund the Eshinni & Kakushinni Professorial Chair:
“On behalf of the students, faculty, staff, and trustees, I would like to express my deep gratitude for the generosity shown by the FBWA and its members.
“The new Eshinni & Kakushinni Professorial Chair at IBS expands the scope of our educational program in so many ways. For a glimpse of what this means, please read this article about Dr. Paula Arai in the September 2022 issue of the Wheel of Dharma (https://www.buddhistchurchesofamerica.org/post/ibs-appoints-dr-paula-arai-to-its-faculty) and listen to her lecture, “Receiving and Giving: Buddhist Women Past, Present, and Future," and the words of the three respondents here: https://vimeo.com/761627922. Please keep an eye on our website for more updates.”